Osun govt. prioritising health sector- Oyetola



Osun govt. prioritising health sector- Oyetola

By Julius Toba-JegedeGov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has said that his administration is giving unprecedented priority to the health sector in the state.

The governor said this in Abuja while fielding questions at Forum, a special interview programme of the News Agency of Nigeria .

Oyetola said: “ We have done very well in the area of health; we in this government believe that health is wealth.

” When we came in, we decided that we will give healthcare delivery the needed priority.

“What we did was to renovate two major general hospitals, one in Ejigbo and the other one in Ifetedo.

“As if we were waiting for the pandemic to come, so the general hospital in Ejigbo became very handy.

” That was the time we had about 127 returnees from Cote d’Ivoire and this created so much problems.

“But the fact that the hospital was there; we would have been so overwhelmed.

“So, we were able to handle the situation. We treated them there and discovered that not less than 30 had COVID-19 and they were not necessarily Osun indigenes alone; but more of other Nigerians.

“We had some from Lagos, Ekiti, Imo and others. We treated all of them before allowing them to go,’’ he said.

He added that his administration had built and renovated no fewer than 300 primary healthcare centres to ensure access to health facilities in the state.

“Apart from that, we have actually renovated and built about 300 primary health centres since we came to office. The intention is to have one per ward.

” Mind you; we have 323 wards in Osun and it is to ensure that you just leave your house and walk into a clinic instead of travelling a number of kilometres before you have access to healthcare.

“It is not just about revitalising them, they are all functional. They have all the necessary equipment and are being supplied with drugs, so if you walk into any of our centres, you will be treated like what you get in any standard hospital.

“Again, we established the Osun Health Insurance Scheme to complement the efforts of the Federal Government in the area of health.

” What that means is that you may not have the resources to take care of your health, but with a little premium, the civil servant are encouraged to use a token of their salaries to be entitled to free healthcare for themselves and four of their family members, in all aspects, including surgical operations.

“For the aged, you don’t pay anything. For those who are vulnerable, our government has made provisions of N477 million to take care of their own medical needs.

” So, at any point in time, nobody in Osun will complain of lack of inability to access healthcare. This is a major achievement which I am particularly proud of.

“In addition to that, we are building a 130-bed hospital at Asubiaro and additional 30 staff quarters for the doctors. This is to ensure that the doctors reside in the hospital and our people have 24-hour medical attention,’’ he said.

Source: NAN

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

77 teachers smile home with laptops in Surulere, Lagos Defection: President Buhari welcomes Femi Fani-Kayode to APC Lack of fice hinders women participation in politics – Emir 85, 265MT of LPG supplied nationwide in August – PPPRA African Development Bank’s SEFA provides $1 million to kick off modernization of Africa’s Hydropower Fleet DPR seals 11 illegal gas plants, 2 petrol stations in Abuja Africa faces 470m COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021 – WHO Wada Maida’s daughter lauds FG for naming HQ after father Somali president withdraws PM’s powers in escalating row China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people Angola’s National Oil, Gas and Biofuel’s Agency (ANPG) Highly Satisfied with Final Results from 2020 Bid Round Alert raised over quake surge around Canaries volcano Our chairman is hale, hearty – EFCC Putin to attend 2022 Beijing Olympics: minister In Dialogue with Eswatini, Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes legislative progress and asks about child Health West Africa bloc ECOWAS meets over Guinea coup Meet Africa’s New Generation of Health Innovators Kenyans voice fury over fuel price hike Coronavirus: Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall in 2021 The International Organization for Migration is calling on Journalists to enter the inaugural West and Central Africa Migration Journalism Award 2021 Majority of fans favour more frequent men’s FIFA World Cups – global survey Short Stories on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by African Young People AMISOM conducts field inspection of ongoing Quick Impact Projects in Baidoa UNESCO steps up efforts for biodiversity conservation with the designation of 20 new biosphere reserves International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs ten high-level Trade Agreements representing more than US$1.2bn The Gambia Launches Ambitious Renewable Energy Projects (By Miguel Artacho) Biden backs top general on calls to China over Trump mental state Philippines’ Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe Pandemics: UK expert advises Nigerian leaders, others on collaborations At least 50 killed in Yemen clashes: military sources Ghana launches National Breastfeeding Week White House offers Nicki Minaj phone call after viral vaccine claims: reports New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process Putin says dozens in Kremlin inner circle have Covid ‘Kill them’: Philippines’ Duterte wages war on drugs Indian peacekeepers in Malakal teach youth carpentry, welding, masonry and more Hapag-Lloyd inaugurates its own representation in Morocco Ugo Obasi joins Ingenico to drive new business in Nigeria and West Africa President of Egypt Receives Credentials of Qatari Ambassador United Nations Police (UNPOL) builds community policing capacities to bolster safety and security of residents on Tonj south Liquid Intelligent Technologies connects the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville with high-speed connectivity using wireless optical communication technology Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meets the Ethiopian Ambassador Envoy fears heightened abductions as Nigeria schools resume ECOWAS meets today to decide next step on Guinea DPR targets N3.2 trillion revenue by December 2021 I have no apologies saying Buhari has good heart – Umahi Nigeria to assist DR Congo to establish national fire service Chimamanda tasks German Chancellor Merkel on power deal FG says 25 % of diseases in Nigeria caused by mycotoxins – Minister Yahaya Bello’s aide bags ECOWAS students’ leadership award